Before Christian Bale was Batman, he was Bateman, the psychopath in the 2000 movie American Psycho. He’s attractive, wealthy, and smart, but it doesn’t take long to see that he’s the kind of person you’d want to avoid at all costs. The movie makes you wonder about everyone around you. It was a horror/comedy/satire that thrilled and confused the audience. If you liked the movie, you’ll want to learn some of the things that went on behind the scenes.
Christian Bale based his performance of Patrick Bateman off of a 1993 Interview that Tom Cruise did on The Late Show with David Letterman. Bale said that he saw “this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes.”
Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Ewan McGregor, and Leonardo DiCaprio were all set to play Bateman before Christian Bale took the part.
Christian improvised his little dance that he does when he starts playing “Hip to be square.” Director Mary Harron said that she “collapsed in laughter” when he caught her off guard with the moves.
Read the rest of the 30 facts about American Psycho at Unreality.